Do not be fooled by the title. This is actually an analysis of the EU, debunking the glowing articles appearing in state and corporate media, as well as those guided by sentimental symbolism instead of hard facts.
Giant drug companies – ‘Big Pharma’ – have become the ultimate symbol of a broken corporate model. They live off monopolies on medicines discovered many years ago, extending those monopolies by making tiny changes to […]
It is commonly believed that tackling tax evasion/avoidance is crucial to the viability of the welfare state and to the sustainability of public finances in Europe. A correct understanding of economics, however, tells a different […]
Following the 1990s post-reunification period and since the beginning of monetary union, Germany’s current account has grown substantially. In the crisis years, Germany’s lost about 15 percentage points of GDP in its external investments, but […]